This New Table Collection Shows the Richness of Natural Stone
Architects and designers around the world turn to the Dutch stone purveyor SolidNature to realize custom projects. OMA requested a pink-onyx-clad elevator for Fondazione Prada in Milan; Sabine Marcelis created travertine-and-glass chairs. Yet as business has grown, so has its inventory of offcuts. The company asked Budde, a design studio in Cologne, Germany, to explore their potential. Founders Johannes Budde and Meike Papenfuss conceived Five x Seven: five tables (a console plus coffee and side tables) made from seven types of stone. For each piece, they combined slabs of marble, onyx, granite, and travertine, then carved a slim arch into all four sides. Layered together like sedimentary rock, the colorful stones form muted stripes of cream, pink, green, and gray, and look different from every angle. It’s a limited edition, but custom pieces are also available. Through Rossana Orlandi Gallery.
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